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23 Degrees stormy update: Whiteout in Greenland

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Kate Humble Kate Humble | 14:21 UK time, Wednesday, 9 March 2011

d ~ 174'950'400 km: day 68

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Read Series Producer Stephen Marsh's post on solar energy and sea ice to find out more about the teams' mission a couple of days ago in Kulusuk on the east coast of Greenland.


  • Comment number 1.

    When is the series scheduled to be shown?

  • Comment number 2.

    Hi skyman24
    The series will be shown in 2012 and we are filming for the entire year marking the pivotal moments. It's a long road ahead but on this blog we encourage everyone to get involved as we can't be everywhere at one time and wouldn't want to miss out on great moments

  • Comment number 3.

    The first time I came across the word "whiteout" was getting on for sixty years ago when I was a child and reading about the Antarctic. I read that it occurs when light reflects off the snow onto a low cloud base so that snow and cloud are the same colour and brightness so the horizon cannot be distinguished and snow-covered objects become invisible. It had nothing at all to do with falling snow or poor visibility due to fog. A description I heard a year a two ago was that it was like being in the inside of a table-tennis ball - whatever direction you looked was just white.


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